Thoughts on becoming an IRS Enrolled Agent

I received the following question about my thoughts on becoming an IRS Enrolled Agent :

I am interested in taking the enrolled agent exam.

How has being an enrolled agent benefited you professionaly?

What course of study did you use to pass the exam.

Thanks for the question

I'm not a practicing EA, so it really hasn't directly helped me. I mostly took the exam quite a while ago to get some "certification" when I was thinking about being a financial planner.

But it was a very useful way to "force" me to learn about the tax code. There's continuing education requirements which "force" me to continue to keep up-to-date on the code.

To prep for the exam I studied old tests from the IRS (I think they were free). Going over old test questions is the best prep, I think.


David Luhman